The Social Contract Theory Since The United States

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For this discussion, I am keen to discuss the Social Contract theory since I see this fundamental theory still directly affects today 's politics in the United States as well as around the world.

Contemporary study of neoliberalism and neo-conservatism as in the analysis of Wendy Brown (2006) or of political deliberation and deliberative democracy in the writing of Simone Chambers (2009) is a dynamic consequences of that basic concepts of democracy from the past. During its development, democracy has been falling-up. It is a way out for the improvement of human civilization and universal humanism, but democracy also contains a paradox per se.

Overall the nature and dynamics of such democracy remains a never-ending study case for the scholars. This discussion is also part of efforts to respond to that paradoxical nature of democracy.

Social Contract Theory

If we look at the beginning part of US Constitution, this sentence raises question: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America” (Independence Hall Association, 2013b). Being started by the word „WE“, in my opinion, makes the point clear in two senses. First, the Framers of the Constitution realized the notion of social contract as the very nature of being a nation-state as emerged in the thinking of modern
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